Friday, 18 November 2011

Hawaiian Airlines to launch New York nonstop


Hawaiian Airlines to launch New York nonstop

By Jerry Limone
Hawaiian Airlines will launch daily service between Honolulu and New York on June 4.

The 10-hour flight will depart Kennedy Airport at 10 a.m. and arrive in Honolulu at 3 p.m.

The overnight return flight departs Honolulu at 3:05 p.m. and arrives in New York at 6:55 a.m., making it a 10-hour, 50-minute flight.

Hawaiian will be the only airline operating a nonstop flight to Honolulu from Kennedy. Continental flies nonstop to Honolulu from Newark.

“New York is an important part of our growth strategy,” said Hawaiian CEO Mark Dunkerley. “Adding service to the largest market in the Eastern U.S., Hawaii’s second-largest tourism market, was a logical step.”

Hawaiian will operate the route with twin-aisle Airbus A330-200 aircraft that seat 294 passengers, with 18 first-class seats and the remainder in coach.

Every seatback has an entertainment system offering movies, music and video games. Premium-class customers have larger screens and iPod compatibility.

Hawaiian’s one-way introductory fares of $212 in economy and $808 in first class (212 and 808 are the area codes of New York City and Honolulu, respectively) are available for purchase through Nov. 20 and are valid for travel between June 4 and June 30, 2012. Additional taxes and fees apply.